Frank: Dan the man for England

Rooney – who was given a straight red card against Montenegro last

week – has been told by England coach Fabio Capello he will not

start another international until he has served his ban at the Euro

2012 finals. And Lampard believes that Sturridge could be the

perfect replacement for the Manchester United striker – starting in

next month’s friendly with world champions Spain. “There is no

doubt Daniel will break through at international level,” Lampard

said. “It’s just a matter of when it happens for him. “He can be a

great player for Chelsea and for England. He has skill,

unbelievable speed off the mark and he can finish. What more can

you ask? “He brings the excitement that supporters crave and his

pace gives him the ability to beat his man and create a goal out of

nothing.”